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I called the Wall Street Journal Online to cancel my subscription. I just don't have the time to read it. I should be able to do this online by signing into my account, but they only allow all changes EXCEPT canceling the service.

I called the 800 number. The telephone prompt said to push 1 to start getting the online WSJ and press 2 to cancel. I pressed 2.


The term "compassion fatigue" is most often associated with care giving jobs, especially those with emotional undercurrents like health care, animal rescue, and disaster response. Here is a brief sketch of compassion fatigue from compassionfatique. org:

"Studies confirm that caregivers play host to a high level of compassion fatigue. Day in, day out, workers struggle to function in care giving environments that constantly present heart wrenching, emotional challenges. Affecting positive change in society, a mission so vital to those passionate about caring for others, is perceived as elusive, if not impossible."

I see a lot of the same symptoms in managers, particularly supervisors and middle managers. Often, they start their jobs ready to help team members but then get quickly swallowed up, chewed up, and shut up by corporate dysfunction, politics, and pressures. They agonize over the situation and eventually the tiniest setback becomes a symbol of the bigger and seemingly insurmountable problem. This hopelessness and sadness can end up feeling much the same as compassion fatigue. Those in the helping fields might quibble with my suggestion that managers might also suffer from this but at its core, management is (ought to be) a care giving job.

Compassion fatigue is real, but it should not be used as a cop out to disengage from the work. You became a manager for a reason and your team needs you. Take care of yourself! Here are several resources that offer suggestions for dealing with this compassion fatigue:


The first duty of a parent is to teach your children about the working, advantages and disadvantages of loans. Most students are completely ignorant about the same when they go in for student loans.

During student years, the children are at the peak of youth. They are unaware and immature about the implications of their actions. They keep accumulating various loans for a variety of purposes - right from meeting their expenses relating to food, boarding, books to their expenses towards exam fees, school fees, tuition fees and so on. All these loans together not only pose an imposing figure but also ruin the credit score of the student. Only after they complete their education, they realize their blunder.


1. Salary Deduction:

Salary deduction is one of the easiest ways of ensuring your student loan payments make it to the cashier on time. Salary deductions relieve you of the responsibility of making the student loan payments yourself. It is also deducted before you get your salary, so you can easily readjust your budget to your exact cash in hand.


Not so long ago I was at my father-s house, and I heard him on the phone, arranging a visit with someone. When he hung up, I inquired about who he was making plans with.

-A very nice guy who called me,- he told me. -He-s coming to assess my house for a reverse mortgage.-



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